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Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD, FACS

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

Ronald N. Gaster, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a nationally recognized, board certified corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon, who is acknowledged as being in the top 1% of LASIK, cataract, cornea and refractive eye surgeons in the U.S. He was elected by his peers to the prestigious "Best Doctors in America" for 2017, an honor he has received yearly since 1996. Dr. Gaster is also included in Los Angeles Magazine's "Southern California SuperDoctors" for 2008, Orange County Medical Association’s 2017 Physicians of Excellence and Orange Coast Magazine's 2017 "Top Doctors of Orange County". Dr. Gaster is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine, and has lectured and published extensively on current innovations in cornea, refractive and cataract microsurgery, including LASIK, Intacs, Corneal Cross-linking for keratoconus as well as Pterygium surgery, corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty- PK), with innovative techniques like femtosecond laser assisted PK and DALK, and DSAEK. He does all-laser LASIK surgery with the IntraLase Femtosecond laser and the Allegretto Wavelight excimer laser or with the iLASIK platform with the VISX Star S4 wavefront optimized excimer laser. He is passionate about giving his patients the highest standard of care and personal attention while also using the latest technologies to obtain the best results. His practices serve patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Irvine and both Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Olympia Medical Center
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Instituto Barraquer de America (Fellowship)
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery
  • University of California, San Diego, Internship in General Surgery
  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angles, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Chicago, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • 2017 Woodward and White’s Best Doctors in America, an honor he has received yearly since 1996
  • Orange County Medical Association’s 2017 Physicians of Excellence and 2017 Top Doctors of Orange County
  • 2008 California SuperDoctors

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306940325

Office locations

Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS

19671 Beach Blvd., Suite 400

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS

50 N La Cienega Blvd., Suite 340

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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So professional and very attentive.
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Dr. Gaster is an exceptional ophthalmologist! I am so grateful that I discovered him through ZocDoc and that he performed my laser eye surgery. Not only is he highly competent and experienced, but his bedside manner is very kind and comforting.During the surgery itself, he was very encouraging and talked me through the whole process. He is so clearly invested in his patients and dedicated to obtaining optimal results. I feel very safe in his hands and trust him entirely. I highly recommend him!
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Best. Doctor. Ever.
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Happy that I found a good Dr. so close to my home. Very thorough. A bit of a wait between tech exam and seeing Dr.
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Excellent experience all around.
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Very professional and caring. Wonderful.
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